Message from the Head

Message from the Head

Message from the Head of the Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties

 Research is the very life and foundation of universities. In 2005, Meiji University established the Organization
for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, headed by the President, which has been
developing diverse research befi tting a university leading other private universities to this day. Meiji University has
worked to develop research bases in areas of focus to promote international-standard research, and promoted the
globalization of research to return research achievements to society.
One of these research achievements was the adoption of “Meiji University Doing Mathematical Sciences-
Elucidation of Complex Phenomena by Modeling,” in 2016 under the Private University Research Branding
Project of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and which is centered on
the faculty of Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS). Meiji University has also
become the top school in the cumulative number of newly adopted projects over the past fi ve years in the fi eld of
“foundations of mathematics/applied mathematics” for Grants-in-Aid for Scientifi c Research.
As a university that will be a benchmark for the future, research at Meiji University is taking on challenges in
a number of diff erent future fi elds. In addition to mathematical science, we are promoting advanced research
in many fields, regardless of sciences or arts, including life sciences, robotics engineering, natural energy,
disarmament, human environmental resource, urban planning, and architecture. The various fields that are
unique to our university with 10 undergraduate schools and 16 graduate schools pulsate within Meiji University
as the world itself.
At the end of 2016, we also launched Meiji University Research Branding Council. Th is is a council body that
acts as an engine for Meiji University, and which conducts mutual, collaborative research across undergraduate
and graduate schools. Th ere, we are aiming to encourage the participation of external innovation support projects
and match the needs of businesses to invigorate research at Meiji University. We will draw fully upon new
techniques that have never been used before to dynamically disseminate Meiji University’s original research to
society.
Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties is the very driving force
for Meiji University that will be a benchmark for the future. We will continue to support advanced research in
order to make the next leap forward as a research university in the future. “Rights, Liberty, Independence and
Self-government,” the guiding principles of the university, are now research principles in Japanese universities. All
faculty members are continuing to conduct research with a spirit of freedom based on these guiding principles. As
Kukai said, “Godai ni mina hibiki ari (Th e fi ve elements of matter resonate)”. Th e universe overfl ows with sounds
and rhythms. Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties will promote
research along with the resonance of the fi ve elements of matter.

Professor Keiichiro Tsuchiya
President, Meiji University

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